Smaltz invites students to page at the Statehouse

Smaltz invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, January 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2020) – State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.

According to Smaltz, students ages 13 to 18 can spend a day at the Statehouse in Indianapolis assisting House legislators and staff, and touring the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court and the House and Senate chambers. He said it is also an opportunity to witness the legislative process in person, including debates on various proposals for new laws. 

“It is refreshing to see young Hoosiers from our community visit Indianapolis and take part in a day at the Statehouse,” Smaltz said. “Our page program is a bit of a whirlwind with everything they see and do, but is so beneficial to students. Being in the House Chamber and witnessing the lawmaking process is sure to be a unique learning experience.”

Smaltz said student pages receive an excused absence from school and groups can participate together. Students are responsible for their own lunch expenses and transportation to and from the Statehouse. Opportunities to serve as a page include Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the legislative session, which concludes by March 14. For more information and to sign up, visit IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/PageProgram or call 800-382-9841.

With limited openings, students are encouraged to apply soon.

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State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) represents House District 52, which

includes all of DeKalb County, and portions of Steuben and Allen counties.

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